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Bloggers Rights and Jail

A federal appeal concerning Darren Chaker, the First Amendment and bloggers rights, is now pending where Cato Institute, ACLU of San Diego, Electronic Frontier Foundation, First Amendment Coalition, and Brechner First Amendment Project at Uni...

Bill Cosby Arrest by Darren Chaker

By Darren Chaker: Bill Cosby filed a habeas petition, see,  habeas-darren-chaker , equivalent to a motion to dismiss criminal charges, asking the court to dismiss the case based upon a former agreement not to prosecute.   The court papers file...

Seal Record in Federal Court

Federal court motion to seal or protective order, Darren Chaker looks how district courts have identified as one of them the need to avoid “jeopardizing ongoing or future investigations,” United States v. Milken, 780 F. Supp. 123, 127 (19...

Protective Orders in Federal Court

Federal court motion to seal or protective order, Darren Chaker looks how district courts have identified as one of them the need to avoid “jeopardizing ongoing or future investigations,” United States v. Milken, 780 F. Supp. 123, 127 (19...

Arizona Juvenile Record Sealing

Arizona court order to seal records, Darren Chaker https://plus.google.com/+DarrenChaker/ , it is common to include to seal a juvenile record. Some convictions are set aside but do not entitle a person to sealing. Pursuant to A.R.S. § 8-349, an appl...

Arizona Record Sealing, Arrest of David Gingras Attorney

Arizona law allows for record sealing or expungement. Darren Chaker cites to Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. v. United States District Court, 156 F.3d 940, 949 (9th Cir. 1998), the Ninth Circuit held that criminal proceedings and documents may not be closed...

Arizona Record Sealing

Arizona law allows for record sealing or expungement. Darren Chaker cites to Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. v. United States District Court, 156 F.3d 940, 949 (9th Cir. 1998), the Ninth Circuit held that criminal proceedings and documents may not be closed...

Arizona Record Sealing

Arizona law allows for record sealing or expungement. Darren Chaker cites to Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. v. United States District Court, 156 F.3d 940, 949 (9th Cir. 1998), the Ninth Circuit held that criminal proceedings and documents may not be closed...

Darren Chaker – Criminal and Civil Records Are Public Records

Criminal records are public records, says Darren Chaker. When trying  obtain an order to seal-court-record or expungement of a criminal record, it is important to note a common law right of access by the public and media to criminal judicial procee...

Criminal and Civil Records Are Public Records

Criminal records are public records, says Darren Chaker who publishes this blog and www.ViewpointDiscrimination.com . When trying  obtain record sealing or expungement of a criminal record, it is important to note a common law right of access by the...

Darren Chaker : When Good Faith is Not Enough for Probable Cause

Darren Chaker agrees that the good faith exception to the exclusionary rule does not apply to police reliance upon inaccurate computer records unless substantial evidence shows that the error was made by court officials rather than law enforcement. T...

When Good Faith is Not Enough for Probable Cause

Darren Chaker agrees that the good faith exception to the exclusionary rule does not apply to police reliance upon inaccurate computer records unless substantial evidence shows that the error was made by court officials rather than law enforcement. T...

California Expungement Law

California Penal Code section 1203.4, Darren Chaker writes, allows for expungement of a conviction. Pursuant to section 1203.4, subdivision (a), a probationer is entitled as a matter of right to have the plea or verdict changed to not guilty, to have...

Florida Criminal Record Sealing

Record sealing under Florida law, says Darren Chaker, can occur if a person pleads guilty, nolo contendere or is found guilty by a jury but the sentencing judge withholds adjudication of guilt, there has been no conviction. See Fla.R.Evid. 90.610, FS...

Florida Civil Record Sealing

Although the near decade of Darren Chaker spent researching and drafting motions focused on California and Nevada law, his knowledge about sealing court records law in Florida is broad. In Florida, public policy strongly favors open government, wh...

California CANRA

As the preceding post discussed criminal data bases, Darren Chaker reports about a little known state database. In 1997, CANRA was amended (a) to change the name of “unsubstantiated” reports to “inconclusive” reports, without altering the def...

California Background Checks

Release of California criminal history information ( rap-sheet ) is regulated per Darren Chaker. This issue often comes up in preemployment background screening in California and states with similar laws. The dissemination of criminal history informa...

Seal Texas Ticket

Non-Custodial Arrest Can Be Expunged

As discussed here, Darren Chaker found several people are not aware a simple traffic can be sealed or expunged under Texas law. Most people believe only the most egregious crimes may be destroyed. The term sealed and destroyed are used interchangeabl...


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